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November 21, 2011
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EXAMS / DISPENSING

Exam Room Profit Center

SOFTWARE

ABB Concise Teams With Crystal PM
ODLean Launches Facebook Page

WEB TECH

Eyefinity Intros eyeVantage
VisionWeb

EXAMS / DISPENSING

Eye Designs Intros Smart Office System


Product:
Eye Designs Smart Office System
Top Line: The Smart Office System from Eye Designs brings merchandising power into the exam room, transforming it into a new profit center that enhances the patient experience while enabling the ECP to guide purchasing designs.
Close Up: It provides a launching point for recommendations of various eyewear for prescriptions, lifestyle applications, and second pair options, and it assists the ECP in educating the patient on the latest technologies in eyecare, eyewear, and nutritional supplements.
Vital Stats: The Smart Office System includes three matrix wall panels (21 inches wide by 19 3/8 inches high), one acrylic literature holder, five Wave 360° rotating locking frame holders, two acrylic shelves with five-inch chrome standoffs, one flower vase, one tissue and drop shelf unit, three accessory hooks and one file holder (black) with slots for pencils, pens, and prescription pads.
URL: www.eyedesigns.com; (800) 346-8890

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SOFTWARE

ABB Concise Partners With Crystal PM for CL Ordering


Product:
Paperless software package
Top Line: ABB Concise has partnered with Crystal Practice Management to provide Crystal PM customers with the convenience of ordering their contact lenses from ABB Concise through their practice management system. Crystal PM and ABB Concise are fully integrated, and customers can begin ordering from ABB Concise immediately. Lynda Baker, executive vice president of ABB Concise, said, "It is exciting to partner with Crystal PM because we share the same goals to improve our customers' efficiency and profitability while being mindful that our customers focus is on the patient experience."
Close Up: The Crystal PM paperless software package is designed for optometric offices to improve office efficiency, profitability and the overall quality of patient care. The Electronic Health Records system features:
  • Customized Electronic Medical Records
  • Automatic Exam History
  • Integrated Vision Evaluation Letter
  • Patient and Staff Scheduling
  • Recurring Scheduling
  • Patient Billing
Vital Stats: Integrating Crystal PM with ABB Concise's world class distribution centers will create greater contact lens ordering efficiencies and eliminate double entry for staff who currently divide their time between their Crystal PM system and the ABB Concise website.
www.abbconcise.com, www.crystalpm.com

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Vision Care Institute’s ODLean Program Launches Facebook Page


Product:
ODLean Facebook Page
Top Line: The ODLean program at The Vision Care Institute, LLC has launched the ODLean Facebook page.
Close Up: The site provides commentary, key learnings and industry trends from ODLean experts on the topics of productivity, marketing, and patient experience. It also features weekly practice management and marketing tips, and serves as a forum for discussion among optometrists, ophthalmologists, and their staff.
Vital Stats: The ODLean Consulting program at The Vision Care Institute applies lean principles for eye care practitioners to grow a practice’s patient base, increase foot traffic, and manage patient flow for optimal retention, referral and revenue. ODLean offers customized solutions to any-sized eye care practice that will increase efficiency, improve patient experience, and boost profits immediately and sustainably.
www.facebook.com/odlean; www.thevisioncareinstitute.com/odlean

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WEB TECH

Eyefinity’s Business Essentials Rebrands to ‘eyeVantage’


Product:
eyeVantage
Top Line: Eyefinity has rebranded its Business Essentials solution to eyeVantage. The solution is a collection of online educational assets, proprietary tools and best practices that lay the foundation for the success of independent eyecare practices.
Close Up: As part of any OfficeMate client’s annual software maintenance agreement, eyeVantage is available complimentary and provides exclusive access to best-in-class training courses, ranging from basic optics to business management. Clients have 24/7 access to all of eyeVantage’s benefits, including:
  • 15-minute role-based training modules designed to maximize staff training time
  • Peer-to-peer forum with interactive Q&A, best practices, daily tips and an OfficeMate support section
  • Free-flowing industry news dashboard with timely updates on tends and topics that affect eyecare businesses
Additionally, eyecare providers looking to take their practice to the next level can sign up for eyeVantage Advanced, which offers an even wider set of tools and training to help their practice thrive. Beyond the tools previously mentioned, eyeVantage Advanced also includes:
  • Access to advanced-level practice training lessons
  • Automatic key indicators about practice performance from Eyefinity data, which identifies areas for improvement
  • Recommendations on training lessons to help you improve areas of weakness
  • Centralized performance/sales indicators for top-and-bottom performing locations
Vital Stats: Current Business Essentials clients can use their same username and password for eyeVantage, which is now accessible at: www.eyevantage.biz.
eyevantage@eyefinity.com; (877) 448-0707, option 2

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